Swindon-based arts and digital media education company Digital Writes, is pleased to announce the launch of its new Video game
Development Course - "Literature Alive."
Literature Alive will offer professional training in gaming development software "Unity".
This course from Digital Writes, is designed to teach participants the skills they need to create characters and objects, design levels, and write code for video games.
The course, aimed at those aged 10 - 25, is suitable for beginners who want to learn the basics of game development, as well as experienced developers who want to improve their skills.
Participants will be part of an ambitious, Arts Council funded project to create a post-apocalyptic, survival horror game, which Digital Writes will publish on Steam, the iOS App Store and Google Play.
Keith Phillips, Lead Tutor of Digital Writes said: "It will actually be a sort of gamebook simulator. It will be like reading a choose-your-own-adventure style book, but with many added features, such as voice-acting, interactive puzzles, and even some sections of 3D first-person gameplay."
The course will be held at the Museum of Computing on Saturdays 18 & 25 March and 1 April, from 10.30am - 1pm. It is the first in a series of courses that Digital Writes are running in association with the museum.
Keith Mortimer, Chief Curator at the Museum of Computing, said: "A key mission of the Museum of Computing is to be a hub for technology-related activities and education.
"When Digital Writes approached the museum with an opportunity to collaborate on a videogame development" course for young people, it was a perfect fit with our ethos.
It is very exciting for young people across Swindon tohave the opportunity to work together on a game that will actually be published in well known online game stores, building new skills and friendships as they go."
For more information and to register a place, those interested can go to Eventbrite and search "videogame development course Swindon", or search online for "literature alive Swindon" to find the project website or email email@example.com for more information.
Digital Writes is an organisation dedicated to providing children and young people with enriching creative experiences in the fields of creative writing, visual arts, performing arts, filmmaking, music, digital arts and video games.
More information and tickets can be found at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/videogame-development-course-18-25-march-1-april-museum-of-computing-tickets-571988321467
The website for the project can be found at https://digitalwrites.org.uk/literature-alive
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